Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: epub, cbz, mobi, fb2. Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 2.13.0, which comes with the below changes:
- Driver for the new CYBOOK MUSE ebook reader
- Edit metadata dialog: Allow editing identifiers in a dedicated window by right clicking on the identifiers edit box.
- Allow generating a cover from metadata by right clicking the cover are in the book details panel also.
- Content server: Server KEPUB files with the extension kepub.epu when connecting to the browser on Kobo devices
- Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware version 3.12
- Edit metadata dialog: Add a keyboard shortcut to swap title and author
And the below changes:
- Save to disk: Fix a regression that prevented saving of files into the root of a drive on Windows
- FB2 Input: Add support for FB2 books that incorrectly use the FictionBook 2.1 XML schema.
- Fix command line arguments not being ignored on windows and linux when restarting calibre.
- Kobo driver: Fix bookmarks not being deleted from device when deleting books on the device
- Edit book: Fix auto-complete of closing tag not working when typing the closing tag at just before a word (the word would become the closing tag name).
- calibredb: Fix list –for-machine ignoring custom columns
- Edit book/Book polishing: Fix subsetting of fonts whose @font-face rules use the local() or format() CSS functions not working
- Edit book: Fix regression that broke typing of XML entities for ampersand, less-than and greater-than
- Edit Book: Do not change the current selected text when right clicking on a mis-spelled word
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.13.0 on Ubuntu, Debian, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro and other Linux systems.
There is no repository available for Calibre 2.12.0, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. So, to install Calibre on Linux systems, do:
$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"
The installation script downloads and extracts the latest Calibre installer, and installs the app in /opt/calibre, by default. But the user can easily change the installation destination.
For Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos and other Arch Linux based systems, calibre is available via the AUR repository, so just do:
$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt calibre
Optional, to remove Calibre on Arch Linux, Manjaro and Antergos systems, do:
$ sudo yaourt -Rsn calibre